UK developers Pegnio throw their hat into the CCG arena with Cosmos Invictus, a sci-fi mech themed virtual trading card game that just entered Steam Early Access today.
Cosmos Invictus combines elements of traditional trading card games with tactical games, and positioning as well as formation of your mechs play a key role in victory. Other features include customizable spaceships, unique pilots and randomly occurring events that effect each battle.
Cosmos Invictus is free-to-play with optional microtransations and in Steam Early Access, so keep in mind changes may occur throughout development. Be sure to check out the press release below:
CosmosInvictus, a new sci-fi CCG focusing on mech combat, is launching today on Steam Early Access!
Developed by UK studio Pegnio and featuring tactical elements not found in traditional TCGs or CCGs, CosmosInvictus allows players to carefully position their mechs in formation (a first for the genre) – while offering customizable spaceships, unique pilots, and random events that can drastically alter the course of each battle.
A Likely Future
In the 25th century, Earth has undergone drastic climate change – forcing humans to evacuate the planet to colonize the rest of the solar system. Soon, it becomes clear that “our” solar system had in fact been visited (and exploited) by alien races long ago – with ample evidence of non-human monuments, relics on the surface of far-distant moons, and scattered remains of advanced technology.
Alien races were indeed drawn to our backyard – if not Earth itself. They were searching for incredibly energy-rich rare solar elements (RSEs) that could be found in earnest throughout the solar system. The discovery of RSEs and alien tech has changed everything – causing an unavoidable, painful split between two rival factions: the Gaia Unity, an Earth-wide alliance dedicated to gathering space-born resources; and the High Frontier Alliance, a coalition comprised of first-generation off-world colonists and their descendants. The factions fought viciously over how best to exploit these new discoveries – with heavy casualties on both sides … and no end in sight.
Fight for Supremacy
As the captain of your very own spaceship, you must help your faction win the war by attacking your opponent until their ship’s hit points reach zero. Each faction boasts its own set of core ideals and unique cards – a combination of onboard weapons, mechs (the game’s battle units), and events/pilot cards that attach to already launched mechs and act as modifiers. It’s crucial to carefully select the best formation and position for each attack run. Determining when and where to strike (while providing yourself with adequate defense) is a must. You can also go head-to-head with other players in the PvP BattleZone arena, face off against the AI in solo mode, or scout out challenges for a number of profitable rewards.
Kostas Vlassis (Founder & CEO, Pegnio):
“CosmosInvictus stays true to hard sci-fi with a realistic backstory and setting not unlike beloved TV shows like The Expanse. The game offers players a unique blend of strategy and fun – with innovative CCG gameplay, fully-customizable ships, and the addition of ‘hero’ units (mechs) that can actually perish in battle and leave your spaceship exposed to deadly counter-strikes. You’ll find all this and much more in CosmosInvictus.”
Forge your destiny: Join one of two rival factions and fight to secure your vision for humanity.
Assemble an epic arsenal: Acquire and choose from countless mechs, pilots, and spaceships to create killer Battledecks.
Choose your battles: Duke it out in the PvP arena, complete mission-based battles against the computer, or fight in one-on-one duels.
Enjoy high-quality artwork: From the cards to the menu select screen, the game features tons of hand-drawn art.
Aim for the stars: Complete daily challenges to receive special rewards – such as cards and upgrades!
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
CosmosInvictus is now available for FREE on Steam Early Access. The game includes in-app purchases.
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